Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Students develop their competence within the field
of occupational therapy by:

-understanding the creative activities central
purpose and meaning within Occupational Therapy
- getting a fundamental knowledge about group-
therapy in OT
-getting fundamental understanding about how
occupational therapists plan, lead and carry out
the use creative activities in a group setting.
-understanding how the relationship between the
right to be occupied, from a creative point of
view, impact on the persons perception of health.
- knowing the Flow-theory

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:

-explain the terms: creativity,creative activities
and know the WHO definition on health and well-
-fundamental knowledge on what can be achieved in
OT when creative activities are the method used
and how these kind of activities have an impact on
the clients health (per WHO def.)
- tell how the difficulty level of the creative
activity has an impact in the clients well-being
when carrying out the creative activity
- use his fundamental knowledge about group-
therapy in OT by planning and be the leader of a
group-session where creative activity/activities
is/are used.

Course contents

Student will practice expressive and creative
activities, crafts. Students will plan and
function as
leaders for activity groups.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic Course in Occupational Therapy

Previous course names

Activity analys I
Activity analys II
Therapeutic activity 2008

Additional information

The practical training is compulsory

Recommended or required reading

Reference literature:
Cole, B. Marilyn.2005. Group Dynamics in
Occupational Therapy.3rd.ed. Slack.
Csikszentmihailyi, Mihaily.1997. Den optimala
upplevelsens psykoligi. Natur och Kultur
Drake, M. 1999. Crafts in Therapy and
Rehabilitation. 2nd ed.Slack inc.: Thorofare.
Eriksson, M. Lilliesköld, J. 2004 Handbok för
mindre projekt. Stockholm:Liber
Fidler, S. Gail, Velde P. Beth. 1999. Activities.
Reality and Symbols. SLACK.
Lamport, K.N, Coffey, S. M, Hersch, I. G.
2001.Activity Analysis & Application. SLACK.
Nordberg, K. 2002 Projekthandboken – Planera, leda
och värdera projekt.Falköping: Förlags AB Björnen.
Pierce, D. 2003. Occupation by Design. Building
Therapeutic Power. Philadelphia:F.A Davis Company
Uutela, T.2006. Terapeuttinen toiminta
koululaisten ryhmäkuntoutuksessa. Pro Gradu
tutkielma. Terveystieteen laitos/ Jyväskylän
yliopisto. http://thesis.jyu.fi/06/URN_NBN_fi_jyu External link-

Study activities

  • Lectures - 8 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours
  • Seminars - 6 hours
  • - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Planning and leading a group activity + hand in a project report

Assessment requirements

1) Planning and leading a group activity -
2) Carrying out the plan with group of own choice
3) Projectreport


Arell-Sundberg Marina


Arell-Sundberg Marina

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-06-13

The timetable of the course

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Assessment methods

  • 2014-02-17 - Reports and productions
  • 2014-03-14 - Other assignments

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